February 23, 2017, Detroit, MI
This event will explore the intersection between the physicality of public space; the ways in which we practice commerce and the ways in which we develop diverse and inclusive communities. What does it take to achieve sustainable, healthy communities, so that our environment, business and culture combine to support human flourishing?
“Nurturing Sustainable Communities from the Ground Up” will follow the three tracks of the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit – and will include plenary presentations by subject matter experts; a panel question and answer, and breakout discussions, using a facilitated small group dynamic.
Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the presentations and panel discussions, and then contribute their ideas for achieving sustainable Detroit communities. The topic is especially relevant and important to SE MI businesses (large, small, and start-up), property owners, community groups, developers, municipal governments and other stakeholders concerned about the transformation to healthier communities.
The event will feature City of Detroit Planner Maurice Cox as keynote speaker.